William Hill in Bidding War as Share Price Rockets

It was a busy end to the week for William Hill, as news broke last Friday of not one but two companies bidding for a takeover. The share price sky rocketed over 40% in reaction, but although interest had been announced no official offers had been made until today, when a £2.9 billion price tag…

Anti-Gambling MP Tom Watson Joins Flutter

Well that’s a turn up for the books! When he was deputy leader of the Labour party, Tom Watson was severally critical of the gambling industry, calling for serious change on a number of occasions. Now, just a year after resigning due to not getting along with Jeremy Corbyn, he has signed a contract with…

William Hill Calls Time on 119 Shops Post Lockdown

High street betting giant William Hill has confirmed that, due to customers being unlikely to return in the same numbers as before lockdown, they will be locking the door for good on 119 of their 1,500 retail outlets. This news comes at the same time as a reported 32% drop in revenue year on year…

£350million Tax Refund for William Hill & GVC

A letter from the tax man isn’t often a welcome sight, but for high street favourite William Hill it couldn’t be better news. The same can be said for sports betting and gaming group GVC Holdings, who own Ladbrokes and Coral. They are expected to claw back £350 million between them in overpaid VAT. It…

Gambling Firms Voluntarily Withdraw Advertising

With the country still in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever before are stuck at home with not a lot to do. It has been rightly pointed out that this could present an issue when it comes to boredom gambling and those with pre-existing gambling problems. I have to say, on…

Bookies Pledge Grand National Profits to NHS Charity

The biggest and most famous event on the horse racing calendar cannot go ahead this year due to the outbreak of Coronavirus that has brought the country, and most of the rest of the world, to a standstill. However, in an attempt to give punters something to enjoy the decision has been taken to run…